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Barack Obama Speaks Hebrew

9/18/2009 1:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

... well, some Hebrew.



To commemorate the Jewish new year, President Obama released a special Rosh Hashanah message today ... and flexed his Jew-lingual skills in the process.

How do you say "jackass" in Hebrew?

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31.

webms    

Be careful Jimmy Carter will call you a racist if you don't agree with the president.

1759 days ago
32.

Ron    

How do you say "jackass in Hebrew" it is "צרפתית" . For the biggest anti-semite President since Jimmy Carrter this attempt to suck up to future Jewish "contributors" to replace those ACORN funds is disgusting. He has blocked every attempt to help our Jewish brothers and sisters, has backed Palenstinian attempts to destroy Israel, reduced funding and financial support. He has visited theIslamic Countries, bowed before their Kings, apologized, and undermined Israel security at every attempt. Agin Prez Barry Sotero from the medrassa, YOU ARE NOT a friend of the Jews or Israel you are in fact the biggest "צרפתית" EVERY!!

1759 days ago
33.

buggiekarma    

Why is everyone getting so upset that the President wished Jewish people happy new year? btw, Jesus was Jewish and would have celebrated Rosh Hashanah too!!!

1759 days ago
34.

Wow    

We know why some people make negative comments about Obama - because he is a black man. It burns you up that an intelligent, articulate person of African descent is president.

I laugh at your pettiness -HAHAHAHAHAHA!

1759 days ago
35.

J C    

He just reprimanded Israel for building homes in their own country.
Did He do that in Hebrew?

1759 days ago
36.

Ron    

No#41, another apologist for our first Halfrican American President. Being a "true" black man, ie both parents are black, I know a slick, street hussler, "Mack Daddy" when I see one, and I see one mascarading himself as President. He doesn't represnt black people,black values, or traditions any ore than Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton. If you'd take your heads out of your !@#, you'd realize You Have Been Conned by the true rascist (Kennedy, Kerry, and the other White folk power borkers) that put him up as "the true blakc man" to satisfy your White Guilt. Wake up!!This Con Man Mack Daddy has got to go

1759 days ago
37.

addy    

people will always complain about every action the president takes. however, difference, diversity or challenge give strength. the more you criticise, the more he corrects his mistakes and at the end, he gets better. so keep the criticisms coming.

1759 days ago
38.

addy    

people will always complain about every action the president takes. however, difference, diversity or challenge give strength. the more you criticise, the more he corrects his mistakes and at the end, he gets better. so keep the criticisms coming.

1759 days ago
39.

not kooky    



Castilian-Style Passover Potato Casserole
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Ingredients
6 medium baking potatoes (about 2 pounds)
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup herbed feta cheese or plain feta cheese
1/4 cup water
1 10-ounce package prewashed spinach
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions
1. Peel and quarter potatoes. In a large saucepan cook potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 25 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes. Mash drained potatoes with a potato masher or beat with an electric mixer on low speed. Add yogurt, margarine or butter, salt, and red pepper; beat just until combined. Add eggs; beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute or until fluffy. Fold in 1/2 cup of the feta cheese.
2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a 12-inch skillet bring the 1/4 cup water to boiling; add spinach to skillet. Toss spinach for about 1 minute or until spinach is slightly wilted; drain. Press out excess liquid. Coarsely chop spinach.
3. Spread half of the potato mixture into a light greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Laye spinach on top; sprinkle with remaining feta cheese. Spread remaining potato mixture on top and sprinkle with paprika.
4. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Makes 8 side-dish servings.

1759 days ago
40.

oprah    

1. Articulate and well-spoken, as usual.
Incredibly thoughtful.
Thanks for caring, Mr. President. And Back Atcha,

Posted at 12:26PM on Sep 18th 2009 by magentapyramid

Did you mention the word CARING? NO! Obama does not care...he is just pretending to care so the ones that are drinking his Kool-Aid keep on drinking even more.............

1759 days ago
41.

oprah    

CHEF KOOKY!!!!!! how are you today? you are the reason why I read TMZ

1759 days ago
42.

rhbjorn    

That is a peculiar speech considering Jewish Americans make up less than 2% of the US population.

1759 days ago
43.

sl    

If you don't like him don't listen, all you negative people get a life. He still gave the speach to the kids and all you that didn't want your kids to hear him they will be the ones we read about and have to use tax money to take care of!

1759 days ago
44.

Roscoe    

Hmmm, wonder how you say "TOOL" in Hebrew?

We'll be waiting Mr. President for you to do a shout out to Baby Jesus on December 25th. {{{{begin holding breath now}}}}


#38, you're pathetic by the way. Find something to give yourself a genuine ego boost rather than latching onto your brotherhood.

1759 days ago
45.

Marc    

Re the comment left by GEEZ - you are an Anti-Semitic idiot. I am surprised you even know how to use a computer. This country was founded on religious freedoms. Sure, there are more Christians than other religions in the USA, but that doesn't make America a "Christian Nation". We are all children of Abraham. Time to unite, not fight.

Happy New Year, Harvey!

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